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Rock Island Library Lines Mar 25 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rock Island Library   
Tuesday, 26 March 2013 12:25
Help your garden bloom with new ideas in "Liven Up Your Landscape" programs at the Main Library, 401 19th Street.

 

Starting a Rain Garden, Monday, April 1, 6:30 pm, Dan Mays, Scott County Master Gardener, will share some tips and tricks to getting started, and some recommendations you won't find anywhere else. Pick up an application for the City of Rock Island's Rain Garden  program at the end of the evening.

Flying Flowers in Your Garden, Monday, April 8, 6:30 pm, Roxie and Dallas DeShane, River Bend Wildland Stewards, will share what host plants each butterfly wants for their larvae. Learn what you can do to attract these "flying flowers" to your garden this spring. Handouts will be available.

 

Vegetable Gardening - A Feast For the Eyes and Palate, Monday, April 15, 6:30 pm, Make your vegetable garden the star of the neighborhood by choosing edible plants that are nutritious, tasty, and beautiful. Sandy Russell from Tastes of the Rainbow will show how using organic or heirloom seeds will add color and flavor to your vegetable garden.

 

Check our library website for dates!

 

Starting April 1, you can say "charge it" at Rock Island Public Libraries. All Rock Island Libraries will accept MasterCard, VISA, Discover and American Express. as a payment option on DVD checkouts, fines, charges, and donations to the library.

 

Charges for DVD checkouts will no longer be placed on account.

 

Spring Cleaning?

Mark your calendars for the library's annual drive-up-and-drop off event for shredding personal papers. The free Community Shred Collection Day is Thursday, April 25, from 3:30 to 5:30 pm, in the alley outside the Main Library.  Please note that Thursday is correct; there was an error in the Township newsletter.

 

Representatives from Document Destruction & Recycling Services will be on hand to collect personal papers for secured bulk shredding at their monitored facility in Davenport. Additional shred days held at other libraries. Check the Money Smart website or call 309-732-7303.

 

America's Music Coming to the Library

 

From April 11 to May 23, the halls of local libraries and non-profits will resound with the beat of uniquely American musical genres, thanks to the grant-funded "America's Music" project.

 

Bettendorf, Davenport, Moline and Rock Island Public Libraries, in collaboration with River Music Experience and Western Illinois University-Quad Cities, will host the six-week series, which features documentary film screenings, scholar-led discussions of twentieth-century American popular music and live performances.

 

"America's Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway" covers a wide span of musical interests, including blues and gospel, Broadway, jazz, bluegrass and country, rock n' roll, mambo, and hip hop. Upcoming events include:

 

Thursday, April 11: 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm, Kick-off of the America's Music project, featuring a live performance by Iowa Blues Challenge winners The Candymakers, at RiverMusic Experience.

 

Tuesday, April 16: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Blues & Gospel Week, featuring a Blues & Gospel film and discussion of Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: Episode 1 and Say Amen,Somebody: Rock Island Main Library Community Room, 401 19th Street.

 

Or, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 309-524-2470.

 

"America's Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway" is a project of the Tribeca Film Institute in collaboration with the American Library Association, Tribeca Flashpoint, and the Society for American Music and has been made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional local funding from Riverboat Development Authority.

 
Quad City Area Toastmasters host Speech Competition PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Don Wadleigh   
Friday, 22 March 2013 14:42
Event is free to the public

MOLINE IL, USA, 03/21/2013 — Toastmaster Clubs in the Quad Cities and Muscatine communities are sponsoring a Speech Contest at the Butterworth Education Center in Moline on Saturday, March 23, 2013 featuring the finest non-professional Speakers in the immediate area. These local Toastmasters Clubs invite residents and interested individuals to enjoy the competition featuring both prepared and impromptu speeches.

“Toastmasters International provides a supportive and positive learning environment where members have the opportunity to develop their communication and leadership skills,” says Mitch Greer of Buffalo, Area coordinator for Toastmasters International in the Quad Cities area.

Prepared speeches by accomplished speakers selected by their Toastmasters Clubs will compete for the  area Championship and the opportunity to progress towards the ultimate title of World Champion of Public  speaking, a competition to be conducted by Toastmasters International in August 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

A competition for the finest Impromptu Speaker will also be held as part of the program. This is a competition where selected Champions from Area clubs will be presented with a topic, and are given up to 2 minutes to develop a speech on that topic with no preparation.

“It is through competitions such as these and the support of fellow Toastmasters that I overcame my own decades-long struggle with severe stage fright,” said Kristin Bruchmann of Davenport, a member of Toastmasters who has achieved the title of Distinguished Toast Master (DTM), the highest achievement available within Toastmasters, and is now one of the leaders of Toastmasters in Iowa.

Area 93 and 94 Speech and Table Topics Contest
Date: Saturday, March 23, 2013
Location: Butterworth Education Center, 7th St. at 12th Ave. Moline
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The winners of this event will proceed on to the Division Toastmasters Speech and Table Topics Contest to be
held in Muscatine, Iowa on April 20, 2013.

About Local Toastmasters Clubs
Local Toastmasters Clubs being represented in this Competition include: Moline Toastmasters,
www.2790.toastmastersclubs.org; QC Executive Toastmasters, www.qcspeak.com; QC Advanced
Toastmasters, www.1325.toastmastersclubs.org; Muscatine Toastmasters, www.685.toastmastersclubs.org

About Toastmasters International
Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership
skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Founded in October 1924, the organization currently has more
than 280,000 members in 13,500 clubs in 116 countries. Each week, Toastmasters helps more than a quarter
million people of every ethnicity, education and profession build their competence in communication so they
can gain the confidence to lead others. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit
www.toastmasters.org. Follow Toastmasters International on Twitter @Toastmasters.
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LeCLAIRE CHAMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS - Friday 03/22/2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by LeClaire Chamber of Commerce   
Friday, 22 March 2013 13:47

WELCOMING NEW MEMBER!

 

Minuteman Press – Davenport, Sue Grant, Owner.  563-386-4566. http://www.davenport.minutemanpress.com/ Full service print shop, in business for 21 years.

 

CALENDAR

March 23rd - Tug Fest Trivia Night - LeClaire Fire Station. Doors open at 6 p.m. Trivia starts at 7 PM. $10 per person. 8 person max per team. Bring your own snacks and drinks. (alcoholic beverages are allowed but limited to beer and wine coolers only please) Contact Kari Long This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Barry Long This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more details or to reserve your table.

March 26th - Civic Club Annual Corporation Meeting that was originally scheduled for Feb. 26th, is now rescheduled for March 26th at the LeClaire Civic Center. Pot Luck at 6:30 PM and Annual Meeting at 7:00PM. All Civic Club members and their guests are encouraged to attend. Also, anyone interested in joining the Civic Club may attend as my guests.

March 26th – Reusable Usables - Women's Full Moon Circle Yoga - 7:30-8:45 p.m. Full Moon Circle is our opportunity to explore and learn from each other, and yoga will be led by Jennifer Vondracek.  We look forward to this opportunity to learn from a wonderful group of women, and to celebrate our strength, wisdom & love. $8 or donation. Ongoing event and for more info you can visit our website at www.reusableusables.org or our facebook page or call 563-289-3946

March 30th - Wide River Winery Easter bonnet Contest! Be creative and have fun! Judging at 3:30p.m. Tasting room is open 11AM-7PM

March 31st – Bier Stube - Special Easter Sunday Brunch - 9am - 12pm. Seatings begin on the hour.  Price $13.99 for buffet or $19.99 per person with unlimited Bloody Mary's and Mimosas. Also taking reservations for Mothers Day Brunch (May 12th). 1001 Canal Shore Dr., LeClaire. 563-289-2121

Save the Date

April 3 - "Dinner with Mrs. Dawley" The museum's fundraiser at the Dawley Home (Crane & Pelican Café) is SOLD OUT! Dinner in a riverboat pilot's home, joined by the couple's friends and family. It will be an enjoyable evening!  If you would like to be contacted if any reservations are cancelled, please send an email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or message the museum on FaceBook:  Buffalo Bill Museum LeClaire IA (Please include your phone number, and number in party).

April 5th – First Friday in LeClaire!  5:00-8:00 p.m.

Food and Beverage Samples at Mississippi River Distilling Company www.mrdistilling.com 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Wine samples at Wide River Winery www.wideriverwinery.com

Karaoke at Sneaky Pete's Every Friday Night 9:00 P.M.-1:00 A.M. 207 North Cody Road Le Claire, IA (563) 289-4277.

Aunt Hattie’s Fanciful Emporium will be open late – go in for a free red velvet cupcake!

Razzleberries will be open late. Come in to shop and get free samples of booze cake (while it lasts)!

Restaurants and several other shops will be open late, too!

 

April 6th – Zion Lutheran Church, Princeton Announces – One Show Only!

Benefit Performance of "Johnny Cash and the Sun Rocket Railway: A Tribute to the Music of Sun Records 7:00 P.M. Enjoy AJ Haut performing the songs of Johnny Cash, as well as Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley accompanied by Tristan Tapscott and Kyle Jecklin. Tickets: $10 each, available at the door. Princeton Community Center, 428 S. River Dr. Princeton, Iowa. Doors open at 6:30 PM

 

FYI

 

Grace Marine and Captain’s Quarters, a 3rd Generation Family Tradition boat dealer, specializes in Crownline, Skeeter, Alumacraft, Manitou, Yamaha, and Mercury. We not only sell boats, but we also buy boats and repair boats. We now offer Pontoon, and Jet Ski rentals. We can be found at www.gracemarine.com, and also on Facebook.

The Buffalo Bill Museum offers admission discounts for group tours!   School groups, 4-H, fraternal and civic clubs, family reunions, etc. Call 563-289-4603 for more information and schedule a guided tour! Reservations are required and can be made months in advance! 

 

“LIKE” the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce on FaceBook Visit the chamber’s Face Book page and discover a great source of news, business announcements, events, and other information that is updated frequently. It’s a useful source of updated information for all members and non-members!

 

(ext 1135) or email Cindy Bruhn, Tourism Manager, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Chamber 2013 Networking Events – Everyone welcome to attend!

April 9 - Wide River Winery - after hours - 5-8pm (tentative)

May 14 - Great River Financial – after hours

June 6 - Black Watch Room - after hours - 5-8pm (1st Thursday)

July 9 -  Blue Iguana - Lunch -noon

August 13 - Big Dave and Holly's - lunch -noon

September 10 - Steventon's - after hours - 5-8pm

October 8 - Hungry Hobo - lunch - noon

November 12 - Faithful Pilot - after hours -5-8pm

December 10 - Happy Joes - lunch -noon

January 14, 2014 - Sneaky Pete's - lunch -noon

SERVING THE COMMUNITY AND BEYOND

 

Meet and greet Pastor Melody any Wednesday from 1-3 pm at Happy Joe's. Pastor Melody from First Presbyterian Church of LeClaire, will be at Happy Joe's in LeClaire, every Wednesday, from 1-3 pm, sipping on a soda, reading and waiting to visit with you and your friends. Stop by and say hi. Or, if you have a prayer request or a question, just let her know.  Meals for Seniors at the church every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12 noon. Good food and a time to visit with others. Please call 563-289-3646 and make a reservation 2 days in advance.

Trivia Nights in LeClaire at the LeClaire Civic Center

2013 Trivia Nights:

April 6 - LeClaire Little League

May 4 - LeClaire Lions

June 8 - Buffalo Bill Museum

July 13 - Hosted by First Presbyterian Church - Hurricane Sandy Victims

LeClaire Trivia Nights have raised over $95,000 for local non-profit organizations! Thank you for your continued support!

 

LeClaire 2013 Events Calendar

Spring - Spring Fling Easter Egg Hunt (Hollyhock Park)

May 5 - Cinco de Mayo

May 17-18 - French Market Days

June 7-8 - LeClaire Garage Sale Days

June 21-22 - Girls’ Getaway Weekend – Details to come!!

Summer - City-Wide Water Explosion (Hollyhock Park)

Summer - Bike Parade & Decorating

August 8-10 - Tug Fest – www.tugfest.com

October 6 – Dogtoberfest (rain date – Oct. 13)

October 13 - Apple Fest

October 24 - Hallowine

October 26 - Witches’ Walk

December 6-8 - Christmas in LeClaire

www.LeClaireChamber.com and visit the Chamber on FaceBook!

 
This Week in Downtown Davenport Mar 21-27 PDF Print E-mail
News Releases - Local Events
Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Friday, 22 March 2013 13:26
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Hello!
elvis lives
Dove Award winners and GRAMMY nominated artists Brandon Heath and Mandisa perform tonight at the Adler Theater! Embrace the iconic style of Elvis tomorrow when Elvis Lives! shows at the Adler Saturday. Experience an unforgettable multi-media and live musical journey about Elvis' life. Be sure to check out some dance moves this weekend too when the Masquerade Dance Competition comes to the Adler Saturday.
cesar millan The Gilda's Club and the Genesis Cancer Care Institute are hosting their biggest fundraiser of the year at the RiverCenter this Friday. Support a great cause with a Luncheon and Meet & Greet with Cesar Millan, star of Leader of the Pack and The Dog Whisperer. Speaking of the RiverCenter, the QC Rollers are back in action Saturday. Cheer on the local rollers as they take on their Naptown opponents!
ballroom Mom's, are you looking for a way to spend some quality time with your sons? Take a night to slow down and spend some time with the boys at the RiverCenter's Mother Son Formal on Sunday. Enjoy a dinner buffet, crafts, dancing, and more, all without worrying about cleaning up the mess! Grandmas, aunts, and step-mother's count as moms, too!
What Made Milwaukee Famous After attending numerous festivals like Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, What Made Milwaukee Famous takes the stage this Friday night at River Music Experience. Come hear the tunes that allowed this band to share the stage with the likes of Arcade Fire, The Black Keys, Snow Patrol, and more. Then prepare yourself for an intense live performance by slide guitarist and singer-songwriter Eric Sardinas on Saturday!
GAHCLearn about some of the most influential early residents of Davenport, the German 1848'ers, this Sunday at German American Heritage Center.   Join Dr. Joachin (Yogi) Reppmann will provide a historical perspective on these important immigrants. Following the event, take part in a Wreath Ceremony on Gaines Street. The GAHC will also host their second annual Spring Craft Market on Saturday.
todd suchermanCalling all drummers! Head to the River Music Experience Wednesday and spend An Evening with Todd Sucherman from Styx for a special drum clinic and meet and greet! Don't miss out on a chance to see the Kopecky Family Band on Tuesday, too. Hear what each family member brings to the table to make eccentric and beautiful music all the way from Tennessee.
charting a course There won't be any dull moments at the Figge this week with activities and events ranging from tours of Marking Territory and Alison Saar: STILL, to an event highlighting the Personal Geography; Charting a Course exhibit. Don't forget about the many classes and workshops offered either such as Bead Embroidery, Italian Language, and Acrylic Painting, too.

 

See you downtown!

 

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This Week's Events: March 21 - March 27


Thursday, March 21

Class: Acrylic Painting- Double-Take

Were: Figge Art Museum

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: $65/member; $75/non-member

Website

Competitor Coupon Craze

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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Drop In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $10

Website

 

Kilkenny's Open Mic with Karl

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Live Lunch with Randy Leasman

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

Personal Geography: Charting a Course
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

 

River's Edge Monthly Turf & Ice Schedule

Discover dozens of sporting events at River's Edge!

Follow the links below to see the complete ice and turf schedule for the month.

Ice Schedule

Turf Schedule

Website

 

The BranDisa Tour

Where: Adler Theater

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $19, $30 Artist Circle, $16 groups of 10+

Website

 

Thursdays at the Figge

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: Noon

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Trivia Challenge - Win Gift Certificates!

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website


Friday, March 22

Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: 6:00 p.m, 7:00 p.m, and 8:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

Website

Deja Vu Rendezvous featuring Franti Project: The Music of Michael Franti & Spearhead
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 8:00 p.m. / Show 9:00 p.m.
Price: $5
Drop-In Hockey (Adult)
Where: River's Edge Ice
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Price: $10
Elvis Lives!
Where: Adler Theater
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Price: $32, $42, $52
Gilda's Club & the Genesis Cancer Care Institute welcome Cesar Millan
Where: The RiverCenter
Time: Doors 11:30 a.m. / Event Noon
Price: $50 Luncheon (general seating); $400 Luncheon (table of 8)
Julie Jurgens and Rob Reid
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Live Lunch with Mo Carter
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Matt Nanke
Where: Kilkenny's Pub
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Live Music: Modern Mythology
Where: Barrel House 211
Time: 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Price: FREE

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; 8:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

River City 6
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
What Made Milwaukee Famous
Where: River Music Experience, RME Hall
Time: Doors 8:00 p.m. / Show 9:00 p.m.
Price: $8

Saturday, March 23

 

2nd Annual Eiermarkt

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission or FREE with membership

Website

 

$20,000 Cash is King Drawing

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 11:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery
Time: Noon, 1:00 p.m, 2:00 p.m, and 3:00 p.m.
Price: N/A

 

BroadBAND

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time: 5:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Price: $10

Website

 

Eric Sardinas

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: Doors 7:00 p.m. / Show 8:00 p.m.

Price: $15

Website

 

Exhibition: Marking Territory

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), FREE with membership

Website

 

Exhibition: University of Iowa Faculty Biennial

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Exhibition: Alison Saar: STILL...

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admisson ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Exhibition: The Photography of Bradley W. Schaupp

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, Noon - 4:00 p.m. Sunday

Price: Adults $5, Seniors $4, Children (5-17) $3, FREE for members and children under 5

Website

 

Exhibition: Vintage Vows and Veils

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, Noon - 4:00 p.m. Sunday

Price: Adults $5, Seniors $4, Children (5-17) $3, FREE for members and children under 5

Website

 

Exhibition: Young Artists at the Figge - Bettendorf

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with Membership

Website

 

Freight House Farmers Market

Where: Freight House Farmer's Market

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website


Iron Orchard with Lewis Knudsen and the Bandits
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Doors 7:30 p.m. / Show 8:00 p.m.
Price: $5

Live Lunch with Lewis Knudsen
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Live Music: Matt Nanke
Where: Kilkenny's Pub
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Masquerade Dance Competition
Where: Adler Theater

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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Public Skate
Where: River's Edge, Ice
Time: 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.; 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Price: $5 and up

QC Rollers vs. Naptown- Third Alarm
Where: RiverCenter, Great Hall
Time: Doors at 6:00 p.m. / First Bout at 7:00 p.m.
Price: $10 in advance, $12 at the door, $6 Kids 6-12, FREE Kids 5 and under

Rock the Pit

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
Website

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Tour: Marking Territory

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Workshop: Bead Embroidery

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: $80/member, $90/non-member; $25/student materials fee payable to instructor

Website

 

Sunday, March 24

 

1848 to Today: The Amazing Impace of the German 48'ers on American Life

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: Social Time at 1:30 p.m. ; Presentation at 2:00 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission or FREE with Membership

Website

 

$3,000 Sunday Shake Up Slot Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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Drop-In Broomball
Where: River's Edge Ice
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)
Where: River's Edge Ice
Time: 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Price: $10

Drop-In Soccer
Where: River's Edge Turf
Time: 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Price: $6

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

Follow on Facebook and Twitter

 

Mother Son Formal Dance

Where: RiverCenter, Mississippi Hall

Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: $40/couple, $20/each additional participant

Website

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

Reception: Young Artists at the Figge: Bettendorf

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 12:30 p.m. & 1:00 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Sunday Jazz Brunch at Bix Bistro

Where: Blackhawk Hotel

Time: 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Price: Adults - $17.95 and Kids - $8.95

Website

 

Sunday Live Jazz: Anthony Catalfano Quartet

Where: Brady Street Chop House

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

 

Tour: Alison Saar: STILL...

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

Monday, March 25

 

Mexican Monday

Where: Barrel House 211

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: $3 Margaritas and $5 Tacos

Website

 

Drop In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time: 1:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. ; 8:45 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: $10

Website

 

Nifty 50's

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ; 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

Tuesday, March 26


Class: Figure Drawing
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 6:00 p.n. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $20/3 classes/student; $30/3 classes/adult; $12/single session
Website

Class: Italian Language Class
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $60/member; $70/non-member
Website

Class: Rug Hooking
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Price: $65/member, $75/non-member, $35 materials fee payable to instructor
Website

Competitor Coupon Craze

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

Follow on Facebook and Twitter

 

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)
Where: The River's Edge, Ice
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ; 8:45 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Price: $10
Website

 

Freight House Farmers Market
Where: Freight House Building and Parking Lot
Time: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Price: FREE

 

It's Firkin Tuesday!

Where: Barrel House 211

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: $3 Burger Baskets

Website

Kopecky Family Band
Where:  Redstone Room

 
BANDITS TO OPEN BALLPARK FOR FAN FEST SATURDAY PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Marco LaNave   
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 09:13

Free admission, specials on concessions and ticket packages on first day to buy single-game tickets

DAVENPORT, Iowa (MARCH 19, 2013) – With the schedule set for a memorable season of new attractions and entertainment at Modern Woodmen Park, the Quad Cities River Bandits will open the ballpark for a free-entry Fan Fest this Saturday, March 23. Beginning at 12:30 p.m., the team is inviting the entire Quad Cities community to Modern Woodmen Park for a day of activities, entertainment, behind-the-scenes access, and specials on concessions and ticket packages before the season opens.

From 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, the team will hold the Fan Fest, with free admission, $1 hot dogs, soda and hot chocolates, $2 drinks and the first chance to buy single-game tickets. At the Fan Fest only, the River Bandits will also have special offers on season ticket packages of 10 games or more. Fans may also participate in a variety of activities, contests and experiences at Modern Woodmen Park.

“We are excited to welcome our guests to another season at Modern Woodmen Park, and our free Fan Fest will offer everyone a great opportunity to get great deals on tickets for the upcoming season, experience the new game day promotions, activities, and merchandise, and take a first-hand look at the latest improvements to the ballpark,” said team owner Dave Heller. “And the best part is fans can enjoy a full afternoon of activities for free!”

The Modern Woodmen Park gates will open at 12:30 p.m., and while admission is free, fans can receive $2 in Bandit Bucks – good for any ticket, concessions or merchandise purchase at Modern Woodmen Park this season – by bringing in a canned food item to be donated to the CROP Hunger Walk. Each family will receive Bandit Bucks for up to five cans. At the Fan Fest, guests may purchase concessions from the Davenport Diner and other select ballpark concession stands. However, no outside food and beverage will be permitted.

The Fan Fest will be the first opportunity for season-ticket holders to pick up their purchased tickets. New and registered Kids Club members may also pick up their T-shirts and membership cards in the River Bandits team store, which will be open for fans to get the newest River Bandits merchandise before Opening Day. Young fans can play in the new Jumpin’ Joey’s Kids Zone for the first time, and the River Bandits will show the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament on the video board and in the Sports Lounge.

Visitors may take free tours to get a look at the newly remodeled River Bandits clubhouse, as well as the dugouts, batting cages, team offices and the latest improvements to Modern Woodmen Park, such as the Bandits Business Center powered by Bradfield’s.

Fans will also have several unique, interactive opportunities during the Fan Fest. The River Bandits will preview this season’s in-game promotions and on-field contests, with participants selected from the Fan Fest crowd. Fans may also share their talents by announcing commercials for the River Bandits online broadcast, or performing for videos that will be shown on the video board this season.

“The Fan Fest will be an excellent opportunity for fans to get a free first look at the ballpark and celebrate the approaching of baseball season with a day of free family-friendly fun,” said General Manager Harold Craw. “The River Bandits are excited to be able to share so many promotions, activities and opportunities with our fans before Opening Day.”

The River Bandits will have a running start to the season with the first-ever Bandits Race to Home 5K on Saturday, April 6, before the 2013 home opener at Modern Woodmen Park Thursday, April 11. The River Bandits season opens at Kane County Thursday, April 4.

UP NEXT: Now is the time to lock in your season ticket plan for the 2013 season! Call 563-324-3000 or visit www.riverbandits.com to download the season ticket order form. Season ticket and mini-plan packages start at just seven games and begin at less than $50. Call a River Bandits account representative today to choose your seats and get the details of our various mini-plan packages.

ABOUT THE BANDITS: The River Bandits will be making one of the biggest improvements to Modern Woodmen Park since the ballpark was first built back in 1931! A new Ferris wheel, standing 112 feet over the playing field, will open in early June, along with two new zip lines, a carousel, new bounce houses and many other fun attractions. The team also boasts a new major league affiliate, the Houston Astros, and fans will have a chance to see last year’s No. 1 overall draft pick, Carlos Correa. The Astros will also make the very first selection in the major league draft this June and could have another top pick end up in the Quad Cities. With new rides, new attractions, new improvements, a new affiliate and future major league stars, this season will be one every fan will not want to miss!

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